Camberley-based independent catering and facilities management consultancy, the Litmus Partnership, has appointed Chris Durant as commercial partner.
Durant was previously managing director of Beacon Purchasing, and in his new role he will be responsible for purchasing and cost reduction projects and strategic development for Litmus.
Nigel Forbes, managing partner for Litmus said, "At Litmus, we're all about making ideas work for our clients and that means choosing the most experienced, strategically minded operators to work with us. Chris' expertise in purchasing, his years spent as a leading hospitality consultant and his strategic and analytical mind are exactly the skills that help us deliver the advice and plans our clients rely on us to provide. We're delighted that he's joined the Litmus team."
Durant added: "I've known many of my Litmus colleagues for years and it's great to be working with them. As one of the leading consultancies with some fascinating current projects, it's a lovely opportunity to be involved in developing far-reaching solutions for customers. In the past, I've completed big projects for major companies like Standard Life, the BBC and Microsoft and I'm already well into a new project for a large financial institution to help them with a global sourcing strategy. There aren't many roles where you can develop solutions on this scale so it's an interesting and exciting prospect for me."